Dieuson Octave (born June 11, 1997), better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American hip hop recording artist.
Kodak Black’s music is frequently about “previous and future criminal misdeeds”, and he stated that he’s been influenced by rappers Boosie Badazz and Chief Keef.
The New Yorker described his “manifestly youthful voice” and “mutinous sound”, and stated “Octave joins other young rappers who have rejected an old-school emphasis on lyrical variety, individualism, and personal catharsis”.
In 2016, The Fader wrote that Kodak Black “articulates the constant state of affliction that living in a poverty-stricken environment can mean. He makes emotionally intelligent observations in a manner reminiscent of teenage artists of the ‘90s, such as Mobb Deep and Lil’ Wayne, whose voices were valued as genuine illustrations of life in their corners of America”.